The University encourages and promotes the free exchange of ideas on campus. In order to facilitate that interest, it has designated locations on campus for the distribution of student newspapers, magazines and other publications. All publications that are registered as student publications by the Student Activities Commission may place copies of newspapers or periodicals in designated areas in the following: Levering Hall, the MSE Library and residential dining facilities. They may also be placed in areas with racks supplied specifically for student publications. A list of designated locations will be maintained in the Office of the Dean of Student Life and are available here and here.
Placement of publications in non-designated areas is prohibited, and copies of periodicals placed in violation of this policy are subject to immediate removal.
POSTERS, POLICIES, AND NOTICES
In the interest of facilitating the promotion of campus events and programs, The Johns Hopkins University has designated areas on the Homewood campus for students and student groups to post notices, flyers and posters. The following rules apply to such postings:
1. Posters may only be placed in areas designated by the Department of Student Development and Programming.
2. Only one copy of the poster may be placed per designated area or bulletin board;
3. Tape or other adhesives should not be adhered to painted, finished or glass surfaces.
4. Student groups must be identified on the poster, along with a contact person, contact information and information about the event or program.
5. Posters must not contain material that is pornographic; harasses any individual or group on the basis of race, gender, national origin, religion or sexual orientation; contains a message of hate or a threat of violence; or otherwise violates University policy.
6. Posters that promote the use of alcohol and/or illegal substances are prohibited. Advertising for campus events at which alcoholic beverages are served must not include any reference to alcohol, e.g., "drink specials." "Refreshments available" would be an acceptable substitute.
7. Bulletin board fliers should be 8.5" x 11" and not affixed over another flyer. Larger posters are permitted; however, individuals and groups are asked to recognize the need to share postering space and allow equal use by all student organizations.
8. Fliers may be placed at the side door entrance bulletin boards of Levering Hall (near Levering Market) and the poster kiosks between Hodson Hall and Garland Hall.
9. Fliers advertising expired events will be removed.
10. The University may immediately remove posted materials that it finds are in violation of these rules.
11. Students or student groups who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, suspension of posting privileges, fines and other sanctions.
12. Additional rules apply in student residence halls, and are administered by the Office of Residential Life. These rules are intended to permit student groups to promote student events in residential areas, while also maintaining a healthy environment and an orderly and attractive residential setting for students. These rules are set forth below.
POSTERING GUIDE FOR ALL RESIDENCE HALL AREAS
All advertising requires that the student group be registered and all items posted in the residence halls must be registered with the Office of Residential Life in AMR II.
All advertising must be 8.5"x11" or smaller.
For mailbox advertisements, limited to 1/4 of a page or smaller, obtain the proper documentation through the Office of Residential Life in AMR II.
One advertisement may be hung on bulletin boards in designated areas:
- AMR I Lobby (1)
- AMR II Mailroom (1)
- Bradford Main Lobby (1)
- Bradford Elevator Lobby's on each floor (9)
- Homewood Main Lobby (1)
- Homewood Elevator Lobby's on each floor (4)
- McCoy Lobby (1)
- McCoy Elevator Lobby's on each floor (6)
- Wolman Mailroom (1)
- Wolman Lobby (1)
- Wolman Elevator Lobby's on each floor (14)
- Charles Commons Mailroom (1)
- Charles Commons 33rd Street Lobby (1)
- The group name must be displayed, along with a contact person and information, and information about the event or program.
- Advertisements must not include the mention of any alcoholic beverages or anything else that implies alcohol.
- Groups cannot advertise an event held at an establishment that is primarily a bar.
- Advertising for campus events at which alcoholic beverages are served must not include any reference to alcohol, e.g. "drink special."
- “Refreshments available" would be an acceptable substitute.
Posters must not contain material that is pornographic; harasses any individual or group on the basis of race, gender, national origin, religion or sexual orientation; contains a message of hate or a threat of violence.
Advertisements that contain any violations to the above rules can and will be removed immediately. Additionally, the group involved will be reported to the SAC for sanctioning and will have poster privileges removed for the probation period of up to, but not limited to 30 days.
Any questions or concerns can be addressed by the Office of Residential Life in AMR II, 410-516-8283.